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Black Abolitionist Network To Host ‘Defund CPD’ Training This Weekend

The group will host three outdoor sessions to teach people about the movement to defund the police in Chicago, and prison and police abolition.

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869 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases, 36 Deaths In Illinois In Past Day

The state's seven-day positivity rate average remained at 2.6 percent, meaning 2.6 percent of all tests returned in the past week were positive.

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Coronavirus On The Rise In Illinois, But Chicago’s Flat For Now, Top Doctor Says

"The main thing is all around us, cases are on the incline. ... We look good in Chicago right now, but Chicago doesn't have a wall around it."

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The Taste Of Chicago Is Back As The ‘Taste of Chicago To-Go’

Instead of a massive event in Grant Park, this year’s Taste will go virtual with community meals hosted by Chicago residents, online cooking classes, and music and dance events.

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Don’t Go To Big Barbecues, Fireworks Shows This 4th Of July, Top Doc Says

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic makes it risky to have parties or gatherings with crowds — especially as other places are seeing big increases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

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Shootings, Murders Skyrocketed In June Due To ‘Perfect Storm’ Of Coronavirus And Disinvestment, Officials Say

"This won't get solved without a holistic, all-hands-on-deck approach," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. "Now is the time for us as Chicagoans to rise to this challenge."

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Here’s A Look At New Laws Going Into Effect Today For Chicagoans

Several new Illinois laws take effect July 1, impacting minimum wages, public school curriculum and work conditions.

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Police Plan To Arrest Teens At ‘Drug Corners’ Ahead Of 4th Of July Weekend

The holiday weekend typically sees a spike in shootings and murders — and Chicago's already been struggling with shootings and the recent slayings of children.

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Millennium Park’s ‘Great Lawn’ Is Open — With Social Distancing Circles

People are meant to spread out inside the circles, but not go out further, to ensure there's at least 6 feet of space between visitors.